MILWAUKEE (3/20/2013) - The Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon for Children's Hospital is Thursday and Friday, May 23 and 24. Broadcast live from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, this two-day radiothon, hosted by WKLH's Dave Luczak and Carole Caine, is an annual fundraising tradition held before Memorial Day weekend. The radiothon is one of Children's Hospital's largest community wide fundraisers. The Miracle Marathon brings to light many of Children's Hospital's programs and services that impact the health of thousands of children in our community each year by sharing the personal stories of patient families, hospital physicians, leaders and staff members.
"Little did we realize back in 1998 when we established the Miracle Marathon the kind of impact it would have on our community," said Caine. "This will be our 16th year as hosts of the Miracle Marathon, and we are hoping it will be the best. Let's work together to hit that $1.5 million dollar mark this year. The kids are depending on us!"
Listeners who wish to pledge their support for Children's Hospital can call a live volunteer phone bank or donate online. Donors become part of the Miracle Club by making a gift of $20 or more per month. For more information about becoming a volunteer, sponsor or donor, visit the website at chw.org/miraclemarathon. Connect to Miracle Marathon on Facebook at facebook.com/miraclemarathon.
About Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States and is ranked No. 4 in the nation by Parents magazine. Children's Hospital provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2011, Children's Hospital invested more than $100 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. Children's Hospital achieves its mission in part through donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is proud to be a member Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website at chw.org
About 96.5 WKLH
Dave and Carole have hosted mornings on 96.5/WKLH since its inception in 1986. The Miracle Marathon has raised nearly $17,000,000 for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin since 1998. For more information about WKLH – Milwaukee's Classic Rock, visit the website at wklh.com.